I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Self's Blossom Review

Self’s Blossom
David Russell
Contemporary Romance
Publisher by eXtasy Books
ISBN: 2-940-01113-662-7
November 20, 2010
Overall Rating: 3.5/5


          A romantic, erotic tale of a vivid portrayal of the quest for the inner truth, empowerment and sexual liberation of Selene, a woman searching for primeval abandon and reckless adventure. Intelligent, a university graduate and a successful careerist, Selene became emotionally scarred by unhappy relationships. Riled and taunted through the years by her former college roommate Janice, Selene gave in to the long-term desire to get one back at Janice by having a passionate holiday encounter. 

               Immediately drawn to the sea and enthralled by its brutal yet sensual waves, Selene seduces a young boy on a deserted beach. Once she comes to meets the mature and powerful Hudson, Selene finally begins to claim her sensual destiny. Through a slow process, accentuated by Selene’s shyness, introspection and circumspection, she embarks on a long and elaborate interplay of leading on and rejection. The volcanic passion builds until there is a blazing row. A possible drowning, the final ritual undressing at long last, leads to the ultimate flowering of the woman Selene was meant to be.

This book was a little different from what I usually read, I say this because there was very little dialogue and no real events. Though it made you sit down and think and it was really well written, it just wasn’t the book for me. I did find the blur and the cover of the book to be a little misleading. That isn’t to say it wasn’t good.

My feelings about this book were mixed I liked it and didn’t at the same. The book was more of Selene’s memories and I didn’t really care for that I wanted more present than past. Selene wants to get away and live in the now but I found that she didn’t actually do that she over thought everything and never really did anything. To me Selene wasn’t her own woman it seemed she was more out to prove something to her old roommate Janice who wasn’t even there and I didn’t see the point.

I will say this, the book was rich with description and the details just flowed in a way that you can actually envision yourself on vacation. What I did like was the fact that Selene was human that she stood up and let herself be seen flaws and all. 

{Disclaimer: I received a free PDF copy of this book by the author for an honest review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

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